H.R.2828 - Foreign Service Victims of Terrorism Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 06/22/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/04/2007 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 403. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.2828 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Foreign Service Victims of Terrorism Act of 2007 - Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to provide a death gratuity for foreign national employees, foreign nationals appointees, and locally employed staff who die as a result of injuries suffered abroad in an amount equal to one year's basic salary at the highest step of the highest grade on the local compensation plan of the country in which the foreign staffer was being paid.
Passed House amended (10/02/2007)
Authorizes the Secretary of State or the head of a relevant agency to make an additional payment to the surviving dependents of a Foreign Service employee or a government executive branch employee killed as a result of an act of international terrorism in an amount equal to a maximum of eight times such employee's salary.
Provides compensation retroactively to the families of each person killed in a terrorist act while serving on a U.S. diplomatic or consular mission abroad between Jan. 1, 1998, and the bills enactment, including the victims of the August 1998 bombing in Nairobi, Kenya.
States that with respect to a U.S. citizen such amount shall be 10 times the salary amount of $94,000 ($940,000).